Welcome to Rimutaka Baptist sermons. Join us for Worship Services every Sunday at 10 AM. We upload the sermons to YouTube by 5:30 PM Sunday evenings for those who are unable to make it to church. All our sermons are available for viewing on our YouTube channel, but you can also click on the videos included in the sermon blog posts below.
This Sunday we look at James the brother of Jesus in our short sermon series on people in the Bible. We look back in history to discover who James was. His message to us in his letter is to endure, not to be double -minded, to listen, to act on your faith and to tameContinue reading “2020-11-22 Sermon – James”
This week we look at the account of Ruth in scripture. Ruth’s faithfulness is meant to point us to God’s faithfulness to us. Like Boaz was Ruth’s kinsmen redeemer, so Jesus is our kinsmen redeemer. Ruth ran toward God and this allowed God to be at work within her situation. Ruth is an inspiration.
This week we look at the incredible story of Jonah. While at first one might think the focus is on the people of Nineveh one soon discovers that the story is actually about the heart of the Prophet who is struggling with the mystery of God’s mercy and justice.
Last week we looked at the essentials we need to pack in our faith back pack. Today Paul gives the Philippians and us one last set of instructions for our faith journeys. Paul sets out a number of filters we need to consider as we consume information. Filters that will help us to have theContinue reading “2020-10-25 Sermon – Mind Filters”
In today’s sermon we hear from Paul about the peace of God that passes all understanding and that guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. On the journey of faith just, like on a long camping trip, one must consider carefully how you pack your backpack. Paul teaches us what to fill our backpacksContinue reading “2020-10-18 Sermon – Peace”
This Sunday we continue on with our sermon series in Philippians by looking at the end of Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.
Welcome to our Sunday Service. This week we continue with our sermon series in Philippians by looking at chapter 2:12-18. In this passage Paul encourages the Philippians to remember who they represent when relationships become messy. He gives great practical advice that we can apply in life today.
This Sunday we continue on with our sermon series in Philippians with chapter 2:1-11. In this part of his letter Paul encourages the church to focus on aspects of the Trinity and from God’s example build a Trinitarian Church. This will not only glorify God but make them strong and able to face anything theContinue reading “2020-09-27 Sermon – A Trinitarian Church”
Today, Neville brings a sermon on God’s Unlikely People. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what you do, God can use you!
This Sunday we are highlighting the important work of our Baptist training arm Carey Theological College. We hear from John Tucker , principal and my preaching and church history professor while I was in training. He preaches on the last words of Jesus before He ascended into Heaven. Enjoy!
This week we continue our sermon series on Paul’s letter to the church at Phillipi. We look at Chapter 1, verses 12 to 30. What can we learn from this part of Paul’s letter? Suffering and persecution is part of being a follower of Jesus, but God will always use all events to advance HisContinue reading “2020-09-06 Sermon – For me to live is Christ”
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series looking at Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Paul writes from “lockdown” in a prison in Rome with a surprisingly joyful tone. In his introduction of the letter, Paul prays that their love will “abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.” He encourages them toContinue reading “2020-08-30 Sermon – Faith Seeking Understanding”
This is the third and final week of Prayer and Self-Denial in support of our Baptist missionaries. God’s masterpiece is the fulfillment of His Will, it will be “Picture Perfect.” In the meantime we are blessed at times to see glimpses of the Kingdom. Psalm 27 is an encouragement in the times when we wonderContinue reading “2020-08-23 Sermon – The Perfect Picture”
This is week two of Prayer and Self-Denial, an annual appeal for our Baptist ministries working overseas. This week’s sub-theme is “Mending the Mess – God is weaving our threads together.” God uses every thread of our lives, the good and the bad, to draw us closer to Him. God is in the business ofContinue reading “2020-08-16 Sermon – Mending the Mess”
This is the first week of New Zealand Baptist’s prayer and self-denial appeal in support of our missionaries based overseas. This year’s theme is The Master’s Piece derived from the well-know metaphor of a beautiful woven tapestry. This week we look at Whiriwhiri te tangata which means woven together or God is weaving the people.Continue reading “2020-08-09 Sunday Sermon – Woven Together”
In this week’s sermon, we look at John chapter 12. Here we see Mary’s extravagant anointing of Jesus which is a deeply personal act of praise and thanksgiving. This is in stark contrast to the attitude of Judas, who gives the impression of holiness and piousness, but this is merely to mask his selfish andContinue reading “2020-08-02 Sermon – Sweet Aroma”
John 11 tells of the resurrection of Lazarus. In this chapter we see that although God knows the outcome of all things, yet He sympathizes which us and shared in our grief. Even though Jesus knew that He would resurrect Lazarus, he still shared the grief of Martha and Mary. Verse 35 is one ofContinue reading “2020-07-26 Sermon- I am the Resurrection and the Life”
In John chapter 10, Jesus uses the metaphor of sheep and shepherd to teach His disciples about the nature of the Kingdom of God. We see that Jesus is both the Gate and the Good Shepherd, and we also learn what it takes to be a good sheep! Join us as we examine this amazingContinue reading “2020-07-19 Sermon – Good Shepherd, Good Sheep”
John, Chapter 7 In the Gospel of John, chapter 7, Jesus goes up to Jerusalem to attend the festival of Tabernacles. But He does not travel with His brothers. He goes up in His own time, travelling alone because He knows the Father will always be at His side and He has in mind theContinue reading “2020-07-21 Sermon – Unhurried and Unafraid”